6 Places to Find Scholarships for College Your Friends Don’t Know About
We know that every high school senior is asking the same question: How do I earn scholarships for college? It’s an easy question to ask, but finding where to start proves to be much harder. We want to help you! So, we’ve compiled a practical guide to finding scholarships that meet your financial needs–from large scale state funding to institutional funding. Read on to devise your own plan of action!
State Scholarships and Grants
Do you live in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, or Michigan? Apply for a state scholarship program. You can find information and application procedures from the scholarship agency of your home state.
Scholarships from Your Community
Be sure to apply for grants and scholarships in your local community. The vast majority of other scholarships come from local organizations that want to help!
-Local Community Foundations: This is a good place to start! Locate your community foundation by going to www.cof.org/locator.
-High School Guidance Offices and Libraries: These often have resource materials listing these programs.
-Your Parent’s Employers: You never know–they may offer assistance!
-U.S. Veterans: If you or your parent is an eligible U.S. veteran, you may have educational benefits available to you.
-Handicapped students: You also might qualify for assistance from your state agency.
– Community Service Organizations and Local Bank Trust Departments–These often offer some kind of funding opportunities.
And remember–it never hurts to ask! The time you spend investigating will be well worth it!
Scholarships in Our Community
For Kosciusko county (Indiana) residents, the Kosciusko County Community Foundation has more than 70 scholarship funds available for graduating high school seniors, current college students, and non-traditional students. For a list of scholarships, eligibility criteria, and how to apply, go to the Kosciusko County Community Foundation website.
Some Other Helpful Resources
Fastweb – A free matching scholarship service where they cater to your strengths, interests, and skills.
College Board – A mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success.
Go College – The oldest and most trusted resources to guide students on how to finance and succeed in college
AffordableCollegesOnline.org – In addition to the many general scholarships available to all students regardless of their religious affiliation, this website lists a separate wellspring of funding especially for Christian students to tap into.
Did you know you can be earning scholarship money for the things you’re already doing? RaiseMe an innovative program that rewards high school students for good grades, extracurricular activities and community service with scholarship dollars — up to $10,000 a year. That means you can start earning scholarships for college now! Track your high school achievements and RaiseMe, for free, will assign a monetary value to them so you can track your progress! Start earning today!
Grace College Scholarships
Have you checked out our amazing merit scholarships and financial aid at Grace? Based on your standardized test scores and GPA, you might qualify for some big bucks! Find out now!
Presidential Scholarship Competition– Every year, Grace invites eligible students to come to campus and participate in a series of written and oral assessments for the chance to win a full-tuition scholarship or 67 other scholarship amounts! You must apply to be considered, so if you haven’t done so yet, apply here.
International Students- If you are not a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident, you will be offered at least half off annual tuition costs. Click here for more information.
So there you have it! We hope this helps you on your journey to finding scholarships. If you have applied to Grace, you can talk more with your Admission Counselor for personalized assistance!